Bridge the Gap : Project Galaxy Bazaar - A SocioEntrepreneurship Venture of Grade 11-12 Students
Galaxy Bazaar is a social entrepreneurship venture by students of Grade 11-12 of The Galaxy Education System based at Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
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Sobre tu organización
Nombre de la organización
The Galaxy Education System
Sitio web de la organización
País de la organización
India, GJ, Rajkot
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
India, GJ, Rajkot
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Sin fines de lucro
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Tipo de escuela(s) afiliada(s) con tu solución:
Privada (con pago de matrícula)
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
Más de 5 años
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Establecida (pasó las etapas anteriores y ha demostrado éxito)
¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando más de 5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
Like every city, even my city – Rajkot has two extreme classes of people residing. I teach in a Private school where students are dropped in chauffer drive Audi car and in the same vicinity, there are children who drop out of formal school system and work as child labour trying to earn the living for the family. So there are two goals – to teach my students the business techniques so that they become creative capitalists in future and to bridge the gap in opportunity by providing education opportunity to children working as labour.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
The Solution comes in form of Project Galaxy Bazaar. A bazaar which is set by students before Diwali and money is raised based on pure business principles. Students contribute the capital, get the goods from wholesaler or retailers, rent out the venue, and market the event. A lot of hard work is put in and students face the risk of running a real business. Sponsorship is sought from various industries in the area. The net profits are donated to provide education to children who have dropped out of formal education system. The project has been carried out for the last six years taking sponsoring education of more than 450 underprivileged students
The project bridges the gap between different classes of people in the community. It also provides the privileged students a chance to help their lesser privileged counter parts.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Project Galaxy Bazaar involves not only students but many members of the community in its working. It’s a Win Win Projects where various stakeholders of the society are involved – directly or indirectly. The primary activity of the students is to hone their business skills, target profit earning but keeping in mind the business ethics. This exercise plants the seeds of ethical business dealings at the impressionable age. (I am dealing with 16-18 years old.) Goods are sought from the Manufacturer or Wholesaler on ‘Sale or Return’ basis. Many new products and producers are encouraged and provided the ready platform. The Bazaar is set up before Diwali keeping in mind Diwali shopping requirements. All the goods are made available under one platform. Variety of promotional activities takes place during Bazaar days. Students run the Bazaar and after accounting for every expense, come to Net Profits. These profits are donated for education of the underprivileged children.
Galaxy Bazaar is a much awaited project in the community. The project has started in the year 2005 and six Galaxy Bazaars have already taken place with INR 8000 (Sponsoring education of 4 students) as the profit in first year to INR 700000 in the fifth and sixth year ( sponsoring education of more than 500 students) Something that was started as a simple Classroom project, Galaxy Bazaar has come a long way.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
My peers in this project are my students of Grade 11 and 12. ( Different set of students every year as batches change) There are many NGOs working in this area but I do not consider them as my competitors as this is the Project carried out by the students. Instead of competition, we join hands and collaborate with people or organizations who are working in the same area. For example, for two years, we teamed up with Rotary District 3060, one year with NGO Pratham etc. So I do not consider them as my competitors – I consider them as potential collaborators.
Ahora que has pensado en tu innovación, ayúdanos a presentarla.
Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Galaxy Bazaar: Commerce in Education and Education in Commerce. A Social Venture - for the students, of the students, by the students.
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
A Project which attempts to bridge the opportunity gap between privileged and lesser privileged students. It’s more than business.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
The impact of Galaxy Bazaar has been two fold. The first impact is on the underprivileged children who have been working as child labour. They got a chance to get the education out of the funds raised by my students. We have managed to touch lives of more than 450 children.
The second impact is on my own students. These students are future entrepreneurs. And I am glad that this project provides them with the most important lessons in business ethics and corporate social responsibility at an early age. Many Ex-students can vouch for it that GB has made them better human being and better entrepreneurs.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
We are planning to get more involved in this project. Students will be introducing basic ICT skills to these children. We have already received a technology grant from HP which will be used to bridge the digital divide as well.
Inquiries have been received by other schools and colleges wanting to be part of this project, we can think of expanding the horizon of the market. Moreover, we introduce something new every year. Plan for the next two years is as follows :
1] Introduce Flea market where we can bridge the divide of the resources between various classes of society
2] To introduce the Online market to reach out to that segment of the society which does not manage to come physically to bazaar.
We wish to introduce underprivileged students to basic Technology skills.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
We need to introduce some changes in Bazaar to retain the interest of the customers. Students are working on revamping the model to make it more interesting.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Introducing underprivileged students to technology skills
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Design Basic ICT related curriculum for underprivileged children
Arrange for buying Akash tablets for these children
Prepare my students to deliver ICT training to these children
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
ICT Module in its place
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Will manage to get at least 20 Akash Tablets which will be used among underprivileged children
Game Based learning for Underprivileged children
May be able to train and help the teacher as well
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
As I would come to my school in school bus everyday, I would witness two different worlds at the same time - Neo rich kids getting down the chauffeur driven expensive cars to come to school and children working as labour in the same vicinity - working at a tea stall or selling flowers or newspapers or working as labour in construction sites.
The divide in the community is astonishing and at that time the idea of Project Galaxy Bazaar sprouted in my head. I realized it is important that privileged students not only empathize but come up with a solution to this problem. What my student blows up in one day can buy a year's education for these kids and its important for privileged kids to know it. I am sure the students who have been part of Galaxy Bazaar will always think of generating employment for lesser privileged people in the society when they will grow up to be big entrepreneurs. I wanted to mold 'CREATIVE CAPITALIST' who thinks beyond their own profits.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
In this venture, students enter into two types of partnerships.
1] Partnership among 120 students - a Win Win is drafted as Partnership Deed
2] Partnership between students and suppliers
Moreover, we work in partnership with NGOs like Rotary, Pratham etc. to better utilization of our hard earned money.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
As mentioned earlier, the team working for this project consist of Project Co-ordinator (i.e. me) and my team of 120 students. Together we are responsible for achieving the above mentioned goals. Many times, ex-students too provide their services for better functioning of the event.
We have Rotary members helping us to reach out to these children and fulfilling our goals.
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
1] We need to expand and if any other school is interested in the Project, we can set up the Bazaar in other town, city, state or country to raise the money for educating underprivileged children in our vicinity.
2] Generous and consistent sponsorship from any corporate body would help us grow.My students can work for these corporates to compensate for their help.